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Prepare for a bleak midwinter: Nesbø's thriller sees Detective Harry Hole tracking a professional hit man bent on destruction

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‘This book had my pulse in the red zone from start to finish’
Michael Connelly

It is a freezing December night and Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a carol concert.

Then a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead. Detective Harry Hole and his team are called in to investigate but have little to work with – there is no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive.

But when the assassin discovers he's shot the wrong man, Harry finds his troubles have only just begun.

‘Nesbo is in a class of his own’
Evening Standard

‘Terrific shocks, tension and atmosphere’
The Times

Reviews

The Redeemer rocks! Jo Nesbo is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero. This book had my pulse in the red zone from start to finish

Michael Connelly

Nesbo is in a class of his own

Evening Standard

Terrific shocks, tension and atmosphere

The Times

Nesbo's fourth novel [and it] proves to be as brilliant as his other three...grimly realistic...an engrossing mystery

The Scotsman

Even when you're positive that the mystery is entirely done and dusted, it invariably turns out that the pragmatic Detective Harry Hole has managed to stay three steps ahead and there's more to uncover

Time Out

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784703172

    January 4, 2016

    Vintage

    592 pages

    RRP $27.00

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  • Paperback

    9780099505969

    December 1, 2009

    Vintage

    592 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • EBook

    9781409075851

    May 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    592 pages

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Also by Jo Nesbo

The Snowman
The Thirst
The Bat
New Harry Hole Thriller
Macbeth
Blood on Snow & Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun
Blood on Snow
Large Print: Police
Large Print: The Son
The Son
Cockroaches
Police
Phantom
Headhunters
The Leopard
The Redbreast
The Devil's Star
Nemesis

Recommendations

The Snowman
Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Store
Two Nights
Inferno
Don't Let Go
After the Fire
The Child
A Stranger in the House
The Girl Who Was Taken
I Am Pilgrim
I Know a Secret
The Word Is Murder
Tell No Lies
Black Seconds
I'm Travelling Alone
Cop Town
Ultimatum